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Enforce public health guidelines in hotels and restaurants or shut them down, Health Ministry tells Covid committee

Kathmandu, Aug. 3 -- The Health Ministry on Monday requested the Covid-19 Crisis Management Centre either to ensure physical distancing at hotels and restaurants as well as roadside eateries or shut t... Read More


How the government got lost in its fight against the pandemic

Kathmandu, Aug. 3 -- As some cities start to reimpose restrictions on people's movement and contact tracing is becoming increasingly difficult following the lifting of the lockdown, experts say that t... Read More


As Covid-19 cases rise, Kathmandu Valley could see yet another lockdown

Kathmandu, Aug. 2 -- Health officials have recommended another lockdown in Kathmandu Valley, as the risk of coronavirus spread has risen several fold since the end of nation-wide lockdown on July 21. ... Read More


With state-run hospitals overwhelmed, government permits private hospitals to admit patients

Kathmandu, July 31 -- At the Narayani Hospital in Birgunj, all 63 isolation and seven intensive care unit beds and three ventilators are being used to treat Covid-19 patients. Due to the lack of beds... Read More


Failure to ensure effective contact tracing could spell a disaster as Covid-19 cases rise, experts say

Kathmandu, July 30 -- On Wednesday, a woman approached the Epidemiology and Disease Control Division to inquire why the division had not sent anyone to her home for contact tracing. The woman, in her ... Read More


Public health experts warn of community spread of virus as Valley reports 53 new cases

Kathmandu, July 29 -- The Ministry of Health said on Tuesday that 53 new Covid-19 cases were reported in Kathmandu Valley, the highest for a single day, raising an alarm, as public health experts warn... Read More